Microsoft Europe executive Chris Lewis reckons that Kinect and the quieter, slimmer Xbox 360 S will extends the console’s life for another 5 years.
Should that be true, it means we’re effectively only half way through its life cycle.
â€œI think 2010 will be a very big year for us,â€ said Lewis, speaking to Gamesindustry.biz
â€œIt is, in many ways for us, mid-lifecycle. With this new, sleek design and Kinect for Xbox 360 we’ve got at least another five years of this generation, where we continue to offer great experiences for people.â€
â€œWe continue to attach more games than competitive platforms and we have the healthiest ecosystem, with 25 million people connected through Xbox Live.â€
I’m starting to think the current consoles – while still delivering impressive games and gaming experiences – are beginning to show their age, compared to the advances made in PC graphics and physics and I would love a new generation of consoles soon.
I’m just not entirely certain my wallet agrees, and with recent hardware iterations like the Ps3 Slim and Xbox 360 S it’s probably safe to say next-gen is still a way off.
Source : GIBiz
Last Updated: June 22, 2010